You appear to have missd the point entirely Gluteus Maximus, I was asking a question. I haven't got to 18th level, so I don't know if the max spell level limits apply (as all the mages I have used have at least 16 intelligence which would allow 8th level spells). I thought that they probably wouldn't, considering the other rules they have chosen to implement, like letting mages copy spells of a level they can not yet cast into their books, and letting them use scrolls beyond their level capabilties without a chance of failure. If they have used the rule, then I agree, a 10 intelligence mage would be pretty pathetic. As for the potion idea, if the rules were implemented properly, when the potion ran out you would lose the ability to cast those spells.